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Upgraded Sindhurakshak Handed Over To India

An upgraded and refitted diesel-electric submarine from the Indian Navy fleet was handed back to India by Russia after ove two years of overhaul and refurbishing works. The major refit of the Russian-origin INS Sindurakshak (S63) was carried out at Russia's Zvezdochka shipyard. The upgrade and modernisation of Sindhurakshak, a Project 877 EKM NATO Kilo-class submarine, was done under a contract signed in June 201, according to officials. Under the refit programme, the submarine got Klub-S 3M54E1 anti-ship and 3M14E land attack 200-km-range cruise missiles systems retrofitted. Read More...

Nirbhay First Test-Firing in February

The first test-firing of the test sub-sonic, medium range cruise missile Nirbhay, will be carried out in February off the coast of Odisha. Nirbhay is being developed by Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE), a Defence Research and Development Organisation lab based here, V K Saraswat, Scientific Advisor to Defence Minister, told a press conference here. "This is in the final stage of integration and we expect to launch it next month", Saraswat, also Secretary in the Department of Defence (R&D) and DRDO Director General, said. He said Nirbhay has good loitering capability, good control and guidance, high degree of accuracy in terms of impact and very good stealth features. Read More...

INS Vikramaditya's Brick Work Complete, Ready for Final Trials

After four months of work on INS Vikramditya, which reported a boiler malfunction, Russia has completed the brick-lining work and is getting ready to take the Indian Navy warship out for sea trials in the Barents by June this year. The Russian-built warship, the erstwhile Admiral Gorshkov aircraft carrier, will be ready to join the Indian Navy fleet as per the revised schedule of last quarter of 2013, senior Indian Navy officers said here. Incidentally, The Indian Navy's this year tableau during the Republic Day parade will be a replica of the 44,500-tonne Vikramaditya. Read More...

INS Saryu OPV Joins Indian Navy

Indian Navy has inducted a newly-built Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) that will enhance its ocean surveillance and patrolling capabilities. India's Port Blair-based tri-services Andaman and Nicobar Command chief Air Marshal P.K. Roy formally commissioned the ship into the Indian Navy at an event in Goa. The OPV, indigenously designed and built by the Indian defence public sector Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL), demonstrates the immense potential of the country's indigenous ship designing and building capabilities, an Indian Navy officer said. "Induction of INS Saryu is aimed at meeting the increasing ocean surveillance and patrolling requirements of the Indian Navy," he added. Read More...

Navy test fires BrahMos in Bay of Bengal

Boosting its firepower, India on Wednesday successfully test-fired a highly manoeuvrable version of the 290-km range supersonic cruise missile BrahMos from a naval warship off the coast of Vishakhapatnam in Bay of Bengal. "At 9.30 am, the missile blasted off from the INS Ranvijay in a pre-designated war scenario taking a 'double-manoeuvre in S-form' hitting the designated target ship just one meter above water line. The sheer velocity and power of hit made the missile rip through the ship's hull," BrahMos Aerospace CEO A Sivathanu Pillai said on Wednesday. Read More...
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